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Rhee Surpassing Cubs' Expectations

Dae-Eun Rhee (STAFF PHOTO/PAM DAVIS)

Playing in his first year of pro ball, 19-year-old South Korea native Dae-Eun Rhee has exceeded the Cubs' expectations thus far. Through seven starts spanning 26 innings with Class-A Peoria this season, Rhee has posted a 1.38 ERA.

If Rhee's numbers of innings per start seem low, it is because he missed over a month of playing time earlier this season with triceps tendonitis and the Cubs have been babying the right-hander since he returned from the disabled list late last month, gradually increasing his workload from start to start. In his most recent outing against Quad Cities on June 11, Rhee tossed four solid...

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